Zendaya On MJ’s High Flying Spider-Man Ending And Subverting Romantic Expectations

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Spider-Man: Far From Home has been out for about a week, but we’re still freaking out about it.

Be warned though. There are spoilers ahead.

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Zendaya, who plays M.J. in the film, talked about her high-flying end with Entertainment Weekly. M.J. was not a huge fan of swinging through New York with her new boyfriend, Peter (Tom Holland).

To be fair, it’s a realistic reaction as the Euphoria star pointed out.

“That’s [director] Jon Watts’ thing, that you always see [these scenes] in the movies and it looks like this amazing beautiful experience. But if in real life you’re swinging from buildings by, you know, a piece of web, you’d be freaking the eff out. Like, you’d be losing your mind — ‘Put me down, what are you doing?!’ So I think any person who realistically wants to live doesn’t want to do that.”

Furthermore, it’s something that also grounds this M.J. that very much follows the beat of her own drum. She’s also proud that M.J. did not change who she was to be the love interest. She remained, very much, her own person.

“I didn’t want her to have to change to be the love interest, or to have to become a different person for Peter to see anything in her. And I think the cool part is that in this he likes her for all of her quirks and the weird things she’s into, the things that her whole life have made her a little bit of a loner. I think he’s a little bit of a loner too, and that’s why they find that connection.”

Spider-Man: Far From Home is currently out in theatres.

Bec Heim

Senior Editor at 4YE
Rebecca "Bec" Heim is the Senior Editor for 4YE. She has a BA in English Literature from the University of Scranton. She also has an MA in Film-Radio-Television from Syracuse University and an MFA in Screenwriting from Boston University. She enjoys reading through her ever growing mountain of books, talking way too much about superheroes, and trying to reach transcendental state.
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